Vision for the court"I would like to see our court continue to innovate and figure out ways to reduce the costs of litigating cases. I would like to see us expand our capacity to settle cases through settlement conferences and mediations. I have a great deal of experience in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), and I see it as an excellent alternative to expensive civil trials."
Dealing with a Moral Quandary"I once had to impose a very long sentence in a rape case. The mandatory minimum was doubled because the defendant had a prior strike. I personally do not believe that prison solves any problems of our society. However, I had to follow the law in this case and balance the rights of the victim (a 16-year-old girl) with the rights of the accused."